Dram Review: Pure Scot

[40.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa 2017・General Release]

Nose:

There is a dose of juniper berries that can be picked up rather effortlessly.  Some unedited characters of the distillates are still on display with hints of olive oil and cardboard paper in the mix as well.  The caramel influence doesn’t feel entirely like it’s a product of bourbon cask maturation for some reasons.

Palate & Finish:

A watery delivery flavoured with barley sugar  and corn syrup and infused with a hint of ripe mango.  The vanilla and caramel are shaped in an unusual manner that gives the dram a slight bitter edge.
A sly finish that initially appears to be quite swift with traces of black licorice but in a surprising twist the caramelised popcorn flavouring is added back to the plot.

Thoughts:

The whisky market is huge and there are various players targeting at all sorts of market base.  The Pure Scot for example is clearly aimed at young social drinkers and home mixologists alike.

-Nicholas